Hometown: Suitland, Maryland
High School/Previous School: Bishop McNamara High School
Coach Mangurian on Pace: Early decision. Still young. Outstanding size potential. Shows power and initial quickness. Good balance, COD and body control. Hard-working and very mature, physical playing style. Good use of hands in pass protection. Good anchor. Will have to increase strength and flexibility and play the game with more leverage. Has the physical tools to be a dominant player.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md. ... Played for head coach Bryce Bevill … WCAC All-Conference selection 2012 … Turned down scholarships at Mercer, Citadel, Howard and Virginia State … Only gave up three sacks during his entire high school career.
INTENDED MAJOR: Economics
PERSONAL: Parents are Charles and Dr. Stephanie Pace (passed away in January of 2009).
FUN FACT: Hobbies include drawing, writing and playing video games.
WHY COLUMBIA? “Academics and coaching staff.”